Juan D. González

Richard D. Heffner Professor of Communications and Public Policy, and Professor of Professional Practice, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

A longtime investigative reporter and staff columnist at New York’s Daily News until his retirement in 2016, Juan has been the cohost for nearly 25 years of the independent radio and television news show Democracy Now, and teaches investigative reporting and mass media history at Rutgers.

One of the founders and a former past president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, he has received numerous journalism awards, including two George Polk Awards for commentary, and was the first Latino named to the New York Journalism Hall of Fame of the Society of Professional Journalists.

He is the author of five books, among them News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media, a New York Times best-seller; and Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America.